At Colorado Plastic Surgery Center we’ve seen a recent increase in patients looking to replace their breast implants. There are many reasons why women choose to replace their implants from a desire for a larger size or availability of a newer type of implant to unhappiness with the results from their original breast augmentation or complication with their implants. No matter what your reason is for considering a revision breast augmentation, Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Nick Slenkovich can provide you with options to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Why Replace Your Breast Implants?
When you’re considering a revision surgery it’s important to evaluate your motivations for replacing your breast implants. Are you considering a revision breast augmentation because you desire a different size, shape or breast consistency? Do you have visible rippling from your implant? Have your breast implants begun to sag over time? Have you developed hardening of the capsule around one or both of your implants?
Each of these, and many more, are valid reasons for considering a breast implant revision, however it is important to understand the financial obligation that coincide with these reasons. Each of these reasons is considered cosmetic and will not be covered by insurance or your breast implant warranty.
After paying for your initial breast augmentation it makes sense that you would be looking for the best possible price on your revision surgery. After all, we’re just replacing the breast implant, right? Wrong. Every surgery comes with certain risks and these risks are increased when reoperating on an area that has already undergone one surgery. For this reason, and depending on your reason for seeking revision breast implant surgery, the costs associated with the surgery can vary greatly.
Understanding Breast Implant Warranties
Breast implants do come with a manufacturer warranty, however that warranty is limited to complication with the implant device itself. If you develop a leak or rupture in your implant, the manufacturer typically covers the replacement of that implant. Please note, this must be a confirmed complication with the device. Depending on how long you’ve had your implants, the type of implant you have and the manufacturer, you may have additional benefits toward operating room and surgeon fees. It is best to check with your implant manufacturer to determine the terms of your implant warranty.
If you are considering a breast implant revision surgery as a result of an implant complication or desire to improve the appearance of your breasts, contact us to schedule a consultation to learn about your surgical options.